Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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Chris Marker (The Impossible Book) by Maroussia Vossen

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Andrew Castillo has translated Maroussia Vossen's book Chris Marker (Le Livre impossible) into English. Below you can find the PDF of the file. Many thanks to Mr. Castillo for his work on this important book. Vossen's book was highlighted in an earlier post. Castillo's blog is called “The Fate of Explanations,” and the article “Translation—Chris Marker (The Impossible Book) (2016),” published from June 17, 2020, Below is the text that...

Vertiginous Hauntings: The Ghosts of Vertigo Published

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While the initial reception of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) was unspectacular, it made its presence felt in a host of other films–from Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil (1983) to Brian De Palma’s Obsession (1976), and David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive (1999). What seemed to have eluded the critics at the time is that Vertigo is a film about being haunted: by illusive images, turbulent emotions, motion and memory, the sound and feeling of falling into the past, into a...

L’Héritage de la chouette: Dialogues choisies Published

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It all started on June 25, 1987. The project of a television program dedicated to Greek culture had just crystallized. We had before us the specter which haunts the continents of cultural documentaries, and which Chekhov has formulated for eternity: say things that intelligent people already know and that imbeciles will never know… It was Jean-Pierre Vernant who had the idea of ​​the banquet, and of this conversation without borders. The large amphitheater of the...

Dreamtime Zone Library — CM Livres

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A Wunderkammer gallery of books by, on or adjacent to Chris Marker. As Bellour has said, Marker was as much an écrivain as a regisseur., and he has inspired much additional writing. From Le Coeur net to Passengers, from A Farewell to Movies to Owls at Noon, from Petite Planète to ZOO, from le livre impossible to Untimely Affects, from Maspero to Bellour, from Gautier to Keeney, from Darke to Lambert, from Susan Howe to Mars, from Montaigne to Morel...

From the Tower: Spiral Time, Blanchot, Algeria and Elephants

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We scratch the surface of the recent secondary literature on Chris Marker, finding means of better getting at insightful articles, in this case using Zotero to build a mini bibliography of articles that are no doubt behind pay walls of various sorts. This is the tower referred to in the title: it once was ivory, now it bears the logos of Visa and MasterCard, Discover and American Express, Paypal and Square, the warfare of fintech to leave many out of the...

Hillary Radner & Alistair Fox publish Raymond Bellour: Cinema and the Moving Image

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Raymond Bellour, while one of the most influential early theorists of cinema and the moving image, remains less well known among contemporary film scholars than he should be, even though he has exerted a formative influence on the field at large. One reason for this neglect is that his work is scattered across a myriad of essays published in French, the majority of which have not been translated into English.

Nadine Bolkovac Reviews Chris Darke’s La Jetée

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The Archive, Darke relates, homes two treasures: the film’s twin – an alternative version of La Jetée – and a workbook ‘containing an editing plan and a collection of correspondence between Marker and Jacques Ledoux, the former director of the Film Archive’ (13), both of which served as principal displays in Chris Marker: A Grin Without a Cat, the Whitechapel Gallery installation that Darke co-curated in London with Christine van Assche and Magnus Af Petersens...

Sophie Kovel Translates Marker + Esprit Publishes Les engagements de Chris Marker

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Chris Marker, encyclopedist… The article translated by Sophie Kovel is really more of a condensed thought-association that starts with the publication of a willfully obscure volume of a kind of anti-encyclopedia, and goes on to play with some of the words contained therein, such as “hectoplasm”, “et cetera” and “exaggeration.” Marker is at his dry, wittiest self here. The piece, published under the rubric “Science and...

CinémAction n°165 – Chris Marker : pionnier et novateur

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CinémAction 165: Chris Marker : pionnier et novateur, ed. Kristian Feigelson CinémAction: Chris Marker Issue Thanks to Chris Darke for alerting us to this new publication with some familiar names contributing articles to CinémAction 165: Chris Marker: pionnier et novateur. This edition of CinémAction is edited by Kristian Feigelson. Feigelson is also the author of La fabrique filmique: Métiers et professions (Armand Colin, 2011), a key work of “interactionist...

Studio: A Remembrance of Chris Marker – Bartos, McCabe, Lerner

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Marker Studio, 2007 © Adam Bartos He inferred that persons desiring to train this faculty (of memory) must select places and form mental images of the things they wish to remember and store those images in the places, so that the order of the places will preserve the order of the things, and the images of the things will denote the things themselves, and we shall employ the places and images respectively as a wax writing-tablet and the letters written on it.Cicero...

Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory
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